Happy Happy Friday to you! Any fun plans for the weekend? It’s supposed to be hot and humid here in DC. The hubby and I plan to head to a Wine and Food festival at National Harbor Saturday afternoon. And I’m sure majority of the rest of the weekend will involve fitness and delicious food. Be sure to follow along on Instagram. I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Favorites post. While scrolling through photos on my phone I realized I had several I hadn’t shared with you, especially from when I was in Cleveland last weekend. Without further ado, this weeks food, fitness, and around the web favorites.
I bought my first Halo Top, Mocha Chocolate Chip several months ago at Whole Foods and LOVED it. But Whole Foods is a pretty far drive for me so I hadn’t had it since. Until I noticed my local Safeway now carrying this delicious low calorie, low sugar, high in protein ice cream. Halo Top is made from all natural flavors and calories for the entire pint range from 240-360 and they definitely don’t lack in taste. They also come in several other flavors but these have been some of my favorites.
Two weeks ago when my sister was visiting I decided to take her to Blast DC for a workout. Blast Full Body workout is a mix of sprint and hill intervals on the treadmill and strength training on the floor all lead by an instructor. The class was for an hour, which went by super fast because I really liked the format. We did four rounds of treadmill then floor work. I was really challenged by some of the incline settings we were asked to do, like jogging with the treadmill at a 20% incline, AH. Needless to say we left sweaty and feeling like we had a great total body workout. If you’re in the area your first Blast class is free and I definitely think it’s worth checking out. I hope to write a full class review in the near future.
Wearing crop leggings and tank top from Prismsport
I have always loved supporting local businesses and restaurants. When I was in Cleveland last weekend I had to visit all my favorite local food spots. We started with donuts from Jack Frost. I remember visiting Jack Frost growing up and always ordering a smiley face donut. They now have over 200 flavors and their donuts are still amazing. The cinnamon sugar cruller was actually my favorite.
Near the donut shop my mom recently discovered Old Brooklyn Cheese Co., they carry local cheeses, cheeses from farms around the US, and ones they make themselves. We purchased a cheddar, gouda, and brie to make a charcuterie board. Let me tell you the brie was out of this world, literally melted in your mouth!
And the cheddar we picked was from the second oldest creamery in the US in Plymouth Vermont, pretty neat.
Cleveland is a well known Polish area so one night we dined at a local Ukrainian Restaurant called Olesia’s Place. We had pierogies, hummus, and potato pancakes as an appetizer and the majority of the table ordered stuffed cabbage and kielbasa for dinner. Definitely haven’t found a restaurant that serves this cuisine in southern MD. We all throughly enjoyed our meals.
The last foodie adventure during my visit home was a family trip to East Coast Custard for our favorite Ice Cream. Vanilla and Chocolate with sprinkles for me. We grew up coming here on almost every hot weekend. It’s almost always packed, but so worth the wait.
Sweater // Denim Jacket // Black Jeggings Perfect dessert eating attire 😉
Around the Web
How to Make Bath Bombs: I love taking baths and never knew it was so simple to make your own bath bombs. Making your own lets you customize the color and scent. Here are some great homemade bath bomb recipes for yourself or a gift.
As a lover of Flywheel I found this interview with the CEO interesting on her journey to get where she is now and thoughts on the future of fitness.
While home I made this Walnut Crusted Chicken and Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (sub green beans) for my family and they were a total hit, or so they say so. I thought the meal was amazing!
And in case you missed it I posted a Better for You Pancakes Recipe that uses a few healthy food swaps. I can’t wait to make another batch of these this weekend for meal prep for the week.
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Thanks to Heather for today’s link up, you can view previous Friday Favorites Posts Here.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
What local businesses do you support?
Would you like the Blast workout?